TEmporary Exhibition- Oct 24th - nov 7th 2016
Temporary Exhibition - Oct 5th - oct 23rd 2016
SIde tables - dec 9th - dec 12th 2016
in our own time - DEc 3rd - Dec 7th 2016
Our town through our eyes
Christian was born in Caerphilly South Wales and grew up in the mining village of Bedwas, he is now living in the beautiful fishing village of Kilmore Quay Wexford since 2001 where his grandfather is from and where himself and his twin brother spent some of their childhood.
He creates to be in touch and connect with his surroundings. He feels art is very personal and most of all should be enjoyed and celebrated by invoking a reaction in people, his art is influenced by emotions and personal experiences throughout his life.
He works primarily in oils and acrylics on his own canvases, mostly in a contemporary unframed style.
He also works in wood and mixed media.
Christian had his first one person exhibition in Ireland at 'The Pig Yard Gallery' in Wexford town in 2013, since then he has exhibited in the wexford area in various exhibitions and shows, he also works on private commissions.
He completed a BTEC first diploma in design and also a BTEC National diploma in general art and design at Risca school of art (Crosskeys College) and then went onto graduating with a B.A.(Hons) degree in Visual Art and art history at the University of Glamorgan.
He has been influenced and inspired by various artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Rembrandt, Vincent Van gogh, Pablo Picasso, H.R. Giger, Simon Bisley and Carlos Ezquerra to name just a few and various movements like Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Pop Art.
Originally from Kilmuckridge Co.Wexford Lisa now lives & works in Enniscorthy.
Lisa has studied at the Gorey School of Art and has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Visual Art form Waterford Institute of Technology. Lisa is currently the Visual Art Manager at the Presentation Arts Centre Ennisorthy where she carries out her role as Visual Art Programme coordinator and exhibition curator with the Wexford Arts Centre.
Lisa has been curating exhibitions for many years and among others, has organised exhibitions to coincide with the Wexford Opera festival & the Street Rhythms Festival, Enniscorthy.
Lisa is also a practicing artist. She uses portraiture in her work along with mixed media, mainly old books and pieces of personal history she also uses ink and rhythmic writing in creating her work which shows notes of pattern, order and routine.
Lisa was a volunteer at the National Gallery of Ireland and has gained valuable experience as part of the education team there.
Twenty nine montessori preschool Children of both Carráig Briste and Killegney Early Years, Enniscorthy, through this exhibition, have come together to present an exhibition of functional art.
The children began in early September painting recycled cardboard cylinders indoors and outdoors. They learned about balance and why a level surface is needed for the cylinder to stand. Once a week the children were offered the opportunity to work on their individual cylinder - applying a mixture of two primary colours while at the same time verbally and visually exploring the concepts of the secondary colours. Then using collage techniques applied textures of organic and man-made materials. Together we turned the cylinders into side tables.
The children have visually explored furniture design by the late Eileen Gray who grew up outside Enniscorthy town. Enniscorthy boasts a castle with a room dedicated to her architecture and furniture design.
Through this exhibition I hope each child will have gained a holistic experience of their own participation and connections to the artistic processes involved.
I would like to commend the children for their artistic work and enthusiasm for the side tables’ function & also appreciation for their individual artistry, aesthetic and design.
Guiding Artist - Anne Manning.
To the proprietors of the two preschools, and of Shoe Style International
– Orlagh and James Doyle (Carráig Briste, Templescoby Enniscorthy,- Killegney Early Years, Killegney, Enniscorthy).
Exhibition of Side Tables 2016 – Lisa and Emily at the Presentation Centre Enniscorthy.
Also to all the staff and parents/guardians for their care and attention of these exploring, thinking and creative minds.
In our own time is an eclectic selection of work by artists featured on RTE's Painting the Nation; Alan Ryan, Louise Tracey, Dave Monaghan, Sinead McCarthy, Agnieszka Ryan, Kevin McCann & winner Sinead Lawless.
The Exhibition has been on tour since October 2016 and has visited Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, the Schoolhouse Gallery in Enniskerry, The Elms, Punchestown Co.Kildare and the Village Hall in Co. Cork.
The Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy is the Exhibitions last port of call in 2016 and boasts a wide selection of work from the seven artists featuring portraits, landscapes & sea scapes in mediums such as; oil, acrylic, watercolour & print.
In our own time aims to celebrate creativity and promote artists nationwide reminding us that art is for all.
In Our Own Time opens on Saturday 3rd December at 3pm with wine reception and opening evening at 7pm running until Wednesday 7th December at 5pm.
Art teacher Natalie Doyle presents Our Town Through Our Eyes, a project by 5th Year Leaving Cert applied students at the Enniscorthy Vocational College.
The project is based on the work of Michael Craig Martin and has inspired the students had to create a collage of images, three positives about Enniscorthy and three negatives.
This thought provoking exhibition provides an insight to the perspective of the youth in Enniscorthy.
The temporary exhibition 'Our Town Through Our Eyes' was on display for ten days and was enjoyed by many.
Sedie musicali - Nov 27th - dec 1st 2017
As we visually explored Eileen Gray’s furniture design and then Mainie Jellett’s cubist style of painting through an example of Ceadogán Carpets, we began the process of creating our own individual and functional life-sized chairs.
Like building parts, our process (once a week over 6 weeks) explored choice, form, colour, design, function and respect of ownership. We connected environment by working outside, through reusing materials and finding that our paint colours could be found in the changing season. We discovered the primary colours and using combinations of a chosen two, excitedly explored the secondary colours. We then added white to see what would happen and discovered more colour. We learned
practical skills and gained a sense of our own aesthetic. We used collage techniques to explore Mainie Jelletts particular style. This was the second last part to our ‘Sedie’. Parents/Guardians helped to add another element of function to the chairs by helping their children provide an umbrella, hat or a stick. The excitement of purpose creates a more holistic function for the children within
their art. Exploring colour and form, art and design and seeing it come to fruition as part of an art exhibition really is an amazing experience. For the children this exhibition is the first time they have seen their work fully completed. would like to commend the children for their artistic work and enthusiasm for the
Guiding Artist - Anne Manning.
Visual Voices - Mar 9th - Mar 23rd 2018
Created by the children of Carraig Briste & Killegney Early Years, guided by Visual Artist Anne Manning, these current 47 masks are the visual representation of many connections, through our conversations, meditative experiences and memory through process, mutual respect and choice. The willing participation of this early years visual art exhibition throughout the child's local town is creating huge excitement within the community of the school and through the business's of Enniscorthy.
These Faces will be on display throughout the businesses of Enniscorthy from the 19th February- 3rd of March 2018 and in the Presentation Centre Gallery Enniscorthy from 9th March to the 23rd of March 2018